Science and Sustainability Award  - Recognising alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession, and beyond.

  • Areas of work could include, but are not limited to: climate action, clean energy, medicine, sustainable cities and communities, engineering, industry and construction. 

Bing Hou - University of Leeds

Dr. Bing Hou, Executive Director of Drug Discovery at Antengene, is in charge of the discovery and translational study of innovative anti-cancer drugs. He has published research articles in top journals, such as Nature, Science Advances and Circulation Research. His co-first-authored Nature article published in 2014 was cited by both the Nobel Prize recipient and the official website of the Nobel Prize. 

I Ying Chan - Durham University

I Ying Chan is a Researcher in the School of Clinical Medicine. Her work has led to tangible impacts in the community and beyond. She has coordinated a commissioned study which resulted in personalised smoking cessation programmes and a ban on e-cigarettes in Hong Kong,China. Her recent involvement in the research on pharmacoepidemiology during COVID-19 has also offered valuable information for a rational and informed choice of COVID-19 vaccines for patients. 

Jinwei Zhang - Newcastle University

Jinwei Zhang held a Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award (DHPA) from the UK government and completed his PhD in Biotechnology at Newcastle University in 2011. Since 2019, Jinwei has been a Professor at Xiamen Cardiovascular Hospital, Xiamen University. His research has been instrumental in developing novel neuroprotective agents capable of reducing brain swelling in new-borns and stroke patients, offering a potential alternative to invasive surgery and hope for millions.